Few vacation destinations on the planet are just as pleasant to visit in winter as in summer, but Kauai is one of the few. Though the weather tends to dip a couple of degrees in the winter months, that will not stop you from enjoying all of the natural beauty and exciting outdoor activities found on the island.
The 6 Best Things to Do on the North Shore of Kauai in the Winter
A trip to Kauai could be just what you need to cure the winter blues. The team of Parrish Kauai would love to host you on your winter getaway at one of our well-appointed vacation rentals. Our team has put together a list of the best things to do on the North Shore of Kauai during the winter to help you plan your trip.
Considered one of the best botanical gardens in the U.S., you owe it to yourself to check out Limahuli Garden. Here, taro grows aplenty, and you will have a chance to see several plant species on the verge of extinction. This lush and historical garden is not only beautiful but also educates visitors on Hawaiian culture.
Kilauea Lighthouse combines history, maritime culture, and wildlife all in one location. Built in 1913, the Kilauea Lighthouse is situated on a rocky peninsula offering gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. From the lighthouse, look down at the waters below and up at the sky; you will have an opportunity to see sea life and a variety of birds.
Even in the wintertime, it is lovely to head to one of the best beaches in the U.S., Hanalei Bay. This sweeping two-mile bay is perfect for swimming and surfing. It is worth noting that this is the only lifeguarded beach on the North Shore of Kauai. While spending time at the bay, you will be treated to an unforgettable view of Bali Hai and a backdrop of magnificent mountains.
Explore nature by taking the Hanakapi’ai Hike at Haena State Park. Depending on how adventurous you are feeling, you can either hike two miles to Hanakapi’ai Beach or head another two miles past the beach to majestic Hanakapi’ai Falls. You can take the shuttle to Haena State Park; buy a shuttle ticket online within 30 days of your visit. Be sure to check the shuttle schedule before your hike.
Anini Beach is another great winter beach destination on Kauai’s North Shore. Here, you will find colorful fish and several species of sea turtles along the longest reef in all of Hawaii. There are no lifeguards on duty here, but it is still a good place to swim and snorkel in winter. We have several vacation rental options available near Anini Beach, including Princeville Resort condos, the Anini Beach House, and Noho Kai.
Experience the best local goods Kauai has to offer at the Waipa Farmers Market. Here, you will find local vendors with a variety of products like fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, foods, and crafts. This is a great way to get a more local Kauai experience. You can check out the market every Tuesday from 3 p.m. until dusk.
These are just a few of the great things you can do when you visit Kauai’s North Shore during the winter months. At Parrish Kauai, we have a variety of vacation rental options available. To book yours, visit our website, chat with us online, or give us a call at 1-800-325-5701.